Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rooney: I'm Not Finished at Reds

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Rooney: I'm Not Finished at Reds

Article excerpt

WAYNE Rooney is not ready yet to accept a reduced role at United.

The Reds skipper, who is 31 on Monday, has been dropped to the bench by Jose Mourinho for the last four matches.

But Rooney insists he can make an impact in EVERY match this season.

Asked if he is now a 25-match a campaign man, he retorted: "Not in my mind, maybe in other people's minds but not mine. I'm 31 next week, I've got a lot of football left.

"I want to play. I have to try and do my job for the team and wait for my chance and take it when I get it.

"I like to think I can play every game, but it's the manager's decision and I respect that. I will be ready when I'm needed.

"You have to have a positive attitude and that's what I have. I prepare exactly the same as if I'm starting the game. …

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